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Kāmyesṭi literally means ‘desire-motivated sacrifice’.
 
Kāmyesṭi literally means ‘desire-motivated sacrifice’.
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The word can be split and explained as kāmya means desired object and iṣti means sacrifice. Kāmyeṣtis are the special sacrifices provided by the Vedic sages, for the purpose of fulfilling desires that cannot be fulfilled by human resources and efforts alone.
  
==Meaning of the Word Kāmyesṭi==
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These sacrifices are performed either on the new-moon or full-moon days. All these sacrifices are the variants of Darśa sacrifice.
The word can be split and explained as kāmya means desired object and iṣti means sacrifice.  
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==Significance of Kāmyesṭi Sacrifice==
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Since all our desires cannot be fulfilled by human resources and efforts only, the Vedic sages provided the system of some special sacrifices for this purpose. They are generally called as kāmyeṣtis.  
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==Classification of Kāmyesṭi Sacrifices==
 
==Classification of Kāmyesṭi Sacrifices==
A very short list of such sacrifices is denoted here to examplify, though the list is endless. They are:
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A very short list of such sacrifices is denoted here to examplify, though the list is endless. They are :
* Annakāmeṣti for plenty of food.
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* Annakāmeṣti for plenty of food
* Ayuṣkāmeṣṭi for long life.
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* Ayuṣkāmeṣṭi for long life
*Darśapurṇamāsa for attaining heaven.
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*Darśapurṇamāsa for attaining heaven
* Kārīrīṣṭi for getting rains.
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* Kārīrīṣṭi for getting rains
* Pavamāneṣṭi for the cure of chronic diseases.
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* Pavamāneṣṭi for the cure of chronic diseases
* Putrakāmeṣṭi for begetting worthy sons.
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* Putrakāmeṣṭi for begetting worthy sons
* Vasukāmeṣṭi for attaining wealth.
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* Vasukāmeṣṭi for attaining wealth
 
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==Performance of Kāmyesṭi Sacrifices==
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These sacrifices are performed either on the new-moon or full-moon days. All these sacrifices are the variants of Darśa sacrifice.
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==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 05:35, 22 September 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Kamyesti, KAmyesTi, Kaamyesti


Kāmyesṭi literally means ‘desire-motivated sacrifice’. The word can be split and explained as kāmya means desired object and iṣti means sacrifice. Kāmyeṣtis are the special sacrifices provided by the Vedic sages, for the purpose of fulfilling desires that cannot be fulfilled by human resources and efforts alone.

These sacrifices are performed either on the new-moon or full-moon days. All these sacrifices are the variants of Darśa sacrifice.

Classification of Kāmyesṭi Sacrifices

A very short list of such sacrifices is denoted here to examplify, though the list is endless. They are :

  • Annakāmeṣti for plenty of food
  • Ayuṣkāmeṣṭi for long life
  • Darśapurṇamāsa for attaining heaven
  • Kārīrīṣṭi for getting rains
  • Pavamāneṣṭi for the cure of chronic diseases
  • Putrakāmeṣṭi for begetting worthy sons
  • Vasukāmeṣṭi for attaining wealth

References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore